Fall drumming?

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Fall drumming?

Postby TurkeyTom » September 13th, 2012, 10:07 am

do turkeys spit n drum in the fall or is that reserved for the springtime?

I was sitting out near a corn edge today trying to see where the birds are at right now and after a few soft yelps on the slate i couldve sworn i heard drummin. i answered back and heard something move in 3 different directions. Maybe i just have turkey fever from waiting all summer and im hearing things but what do you veteran hunters think? I did end up finding some scratchings and a homely looking tailfeather later but never saw any birds
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Re: Fall drumming?

Postby charlie elk » September 13th, 2012, 12:14 pm

TurkeyTom wrote:do turkeys spit n drum in the fall or is that reserved for the springtime?

Absolutely they do. They also gobble quite frequently. It is all part of them establishing their pecking order making it a very exciting time to hunt.
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Re: Fall drumming?

Postby TurkeyTom » September 13th, 2012, 12:22 pm

ah ok thanks! it did get my heart pumping! i'll have to bring my decoys along for the opener this weekend then
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Re: Fall drumming?

Postby charlie elk » September 13th, 2012, 2:28 pm

Oh, I forgot to mention they also strut and fight a lot so be ready to do aggressive gobbler talk including fighting purrs. If you are after fall gobblers forget the hen talk just challenge the gobbler's top tom status.

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I killed these 3 fall gobblers using a slate held between my knees and 2 strikers simultaneously to do fighting purrs. 6 of them came in gobbling and fighting each other. At each shot equaling one dead tom, the survivors flew off across the valley (about a quarter mile) and I called them back twice more to kill the other 2. In WI our daily limit is the number permits in our pockets.
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Re: Fall drumming?

Postby TurkeyTom » September 14th, 2012, 10:04 am

Those are some beautiful birds! I never would have thought to use 2 strikers i'll have practice that. theres plenty of gobblers to be had here i love wi. thank you for the advice!
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Re: Fall drumming?

Postby charlie elk » September 17th, 2012, 10:36 am

Down on the Wisconsin section we talk a lot of WI hunting, don't be a stranger. ;)
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Re: Fall drumming?

Postby ylpnfol » September 18th, 2012, 8:06 am

i've never actually heard drumming in the fall, but have seen strutting, gobbling, fighting, posturing by gobbler groups on occasion, i always feel like i've witnessed something extra special when i do.....
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